Janis Roszler's Past Columns
Dec. 2010 - Nighty-Night!
Learn how to sleep and stay asleep.
Feb. 2010 - More Intimacy and Fun in the Bedroom
Hints and scents for sexual complications, explorations.
Dec. 2009 - Do You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions?
Why we fail to achieve our goals and what to do about it.
Oct. 2009 - Accentuate the Positive
Six ways to banish the guilt and take control.
Aug. 2009 - Hmmm, Now Why Did I Go Upstairs Again?
Studies find blood glucose control linked to memory problems.
June 2009 - Dear Diabetes...
Narrative therapy can release pent-up frustrations.
Feb. 2009 - Cupid's Pencil
Couples' technique helps work out diabetes issues or other issues.
Dec. 2008 - Tell Yourself a New Story
Yes, you can set diabetes goals and meet them too!
Nov. 2008 - Have a Stress-Free Holiday! (SS)
11 tips to help you keep up with the pace with grace.
Oct. 2008 - Managing Diabetes in China
Western education techniques focus of conference.
Sept. 2008 - Your Vote Counts
It's not too late to get in the know.
Aug. 2008 - Watch out for…The Look!
Entire family gets caught in cycle of diabetes guilt.
July 2008 - Is Watermelon the New Viagra?
Fruit may remedy sexual dysfunction but use sparingly
June 2008 - What Does it Take to be a Mensch?
Helping others keeps everyone on the right track.
May 20008 - Thanks, Tyra!
Guilty TV makes a great workout program.
April 2008 - All That Glitters is Not…Diamond
Success in diabetes research fraught with failure
March 2008 - We Learn From YOU
The doctor-patient relationship is a two-way street.
Feb. 2008 - Clap On…Clap Off…
Choosing to ignore negativity is good for your health.
Jan. 2008 - Is It Healthier in Mr. Roger's Neighborhood?
Your community can play a role in your diabetes management.
Dec. 2007 - Aunt Tillie, Leave My Diabetes Alone!
What to say and how to say it for those difficult occasions.
Oct. 2007 - Don't Give Up Hope!
One roadblock won't stop race to a cure.
Sept. 2007 - Getting Back on Track
Today's the best day to take charge of your health care.
Aug. 2007 - Are You a Good Parent to Your Diabetes?
Expert control for success in daily management.
July 2007 - Hey, Laura Petrie!
Tackle temptation before it comes to your door.
June 2007 - Burned Out?
Eight ways to stress less.
May 2007 - The Mechanics of Diabetes Care
Frequent tune-ups keep your body running smoothly.
April 2007 - Dieting – Your Very Own Reality Show
Be ready to answer family naysayers.
March 2007 - Looking Forward
A focus on your spiritual side may be just the comfort you need.
Feb. 2007 - Should You Care About Stem Cell Research?
To understand the controversy, first understand cell function.
Jan. 2007 - Liquid Soap, Anyone?
Clear communication can curtail misunderstandings.
Dec. 2006 - Have the Holiday Blues?
Stay healthy and happy with these holiday tips.
Nov. 2006 - Counting Our Blessings
A moment to acknowledge how fortunate we truly are.
Oct. 2006 - Going to Capitol Hill
You can make a difference in the fight against diabetes.
Sept. 2006 - Duct Tape
A long term plan for keeping blood sugars in range.
Aug. 2006 - Making Friends in Cyberspace
Tips to make the most of the friendly forums!
July 2006 - Changing for the Change of Life
When menopause moves in, diabetes can get out of control.
June 2006 - Forgive Yourself
Every day is a new chance to get your diabetes under control.
May 2006 - Leaky Pipes?
Help is available for all types of erectile dysfunction issues.
April 2006 - Between Friends
Diabetes can start many female troubles but good glucose control can stop it
March 2006 - When Life Sends You A Message
Signs of stress may be signaling time for a change.
Feb. 2006 - Hearing Voices
Overcome self-sabotage with positive messages and actions.
Jan. 2006 - Celebrate Valentine's Day!
Diabetes does not have to sour your romantic plan.
Dec. 2005 - Do You Have a New Year's Resolution?
Some ideas to make 2006 an even healthier year.
Nov. 2005 - Are You Becoming a "NUDNIK?"
When sharing your diabetes wisdom, action speaks louder than words.
Oct. 2005 - Doctor, May I?
When it's time for a specialist, don't take no for an answer.
Sept. 2005 - It's Your dLife!
Sometimes the best help for others with diabetes is you.
Aug 2005 - Diabetes – The Uninvited Guest
Disease can be a heavy burden on personal relationships.
July 2005 - To Tell, or Not To Tell?
When disclosing your diabetes, deciding who will know is as vital as deciding who will not.
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...